According to a US Census Bureau report Ulster County showed a new resident growth rate of 2.7% over the last five years. A large concentration of the new resident growth occurred in southern Ulster County. New Paltz added about 1,000 new residents, followed by Plattekill with a 9% increase and Gardiner with an 8% increase. The other southern Ulser County towns of Shawangunk, Lloyd and Marlborough contributed an increase of 3,645 new residents. Growth in southern Ulster County can be highly attributed to close proximity to commuter routes to job centers in New York City, Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess Counties.
The northwestern Ulster County towns of Denning and Hardenburgh showed the least amount resident growth in Ulster County. Kingston, Woodstock and Rosendale also had only slight increases.